What felt like the longest (and weirdest) award season ever officially came to a close on Sunday night with the arrival of the 93rd Academy Awards. For Hollywood’s biggest night, our favorite A-listers gathered at Los Angeles’ Union Station for a small, in-person and largely maskless ceremony that honored the best in film.
The covid-19-era award show opened like a movie, broadcasting a title sequence similar to that of any leading Hollywood film. While there wasn’t an official Oscars host this year, Regina King “unofficially” stepped up to the plate of delivering a powerfully candid opening monologue that gave a nod to the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin case.
But, we must admit that most exciting was seeing the return of the red carpet. At long last, we got to see spectacular hairstyles in all their glory (and without the assistance of Zoom!). Celebs and their glam teams delivered on all fronts, turning out gorgeous waves, chic updos, and head-turning cuts that we couldn’t help but obsess over.
Ahead, see all of the best hair looks from the 2021 Oscars.
Andra Day turned major heads on the red carpet with her cascade of curls that were styled in loose updo by her hairstylist Tony Medina. To create this gorge look, he used GHD hot tools and Schwarzkopf hair products.
Carey Mulligan was the epitome of elegance sporting a chic twisted updo styled by her hairstylist Jenny Cho.
Chloe Zhao made history last night as the first woman of color to win the Oscar for “Best Director.” For the momentous occasion, she stayed true to her signature laid-back style rocking a set of braided pigtails.
We always love seeing natural hair on the red carpet and Celeste Waite’s voluminous crown of curls were truly a sight to behold!
“Original Screenplay” winner Emerald Fennell looked stunning as ever with her blown-out strands that were parted down the center.
Viola Davis made a major statement on the red carpet with her bold fro-hawk styled by hairstylist Jamika Wilson — who notably (alongside Mia Neal) became the first Black women to win for “Best Hair and Makeup” at the Oscars.
Which look was your favorite of the night? Share with us below!